Thursday, October 19, 2006

Qantas offshores to India, 340 jobs gone

Qantas will cull 340 technology jobs over the next 15 months as it offshores applications support and maintenance to Indian services companies Satyam and Tata Consulting.
Qantas chief executive officer, Geoff Dixon, said the airline could not justify the AU$100 million it would cost to develop its in-house IT skills to industry best practice standard.
The transition to Satyam and Tata will start in November.
Two-thirds of the Qantas IT work would be offshored, according to Dixon.
The announcement follows Qantas annual general meeting in Sydney.
19/10/06 Steven Deare/ZDNet Australia/Builder AU, Australia